Do you read the newspaper regularly? Test yourself this weekend

It's time to test yourself. This weekend, more than 3 lakh participants will have the opportunity to see what position they are in. Practice tests, the first of six, will be available to participants registered online at during Saturday and Sunday, November 9 and 10.

The tests begin at 12 a.m. on November 9 and close at 11.59 p.m. on November 10; You can take the practice exam at any time during this period. The evidence will be based on Times Scholars articles that have appeared between October 25 and November 1. Three of these stories will be selected and six questions will be asked for each of them, totaling 18. The total time for the test is 15 minutes.

Remember, participation is not mandatory, but gives you a grade that will be transferred to your cumulative score in the final general assessment at the end of the program. In addition, you will find that you are better prepared for it. Participants also have the option of taking their exams at a Dell store of their choice. To indicate your decision to do this and find the store closest to you, visit .

Some tips on how to prepare: read the article at least three times. Have a pencil and paper handy. Get the essence of the first reading. Go deeper the second time, try to evaluate the author's purpose and why he has used particular words and phrases. Gather all this when you read it a third time and see what inferences you can make. The dates for all the tests and presentations can be seen in the My test section on the program website.

Dell Aarambh is the digital learning partner of the Times Scholars program.